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The Greatest Week In Gaming Apps Ever This Week

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Remember the other week, when I promised a brand new Week in Gaming Apps that would change everything forever. Forget that. I was contact drunk. Let's get back to the tried-and-true format of yesterweeks, just in time for some of the greatest games ever.

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Seriously. Hidden within this week's apps are some of the finest games to ever grace a tablet, Android, iOS or otherwise. I'd name them specifically, but I wouldn't want Baseball Slame, Groove Racer, Super Paper Pool, Wheel of Fortune Cubed, Black Gate: Inferno, Smooth Operators, Blastron or Turd Birds to feel inferior.

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They are like my children, and I will not pick favorites (Archer).

Hey look, there are the games I've played over the past two weeks!

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Sprinkle Islands - Android, iOS - $1.99

Once there was an amazing fluid dynamics-heavy puzzle game called Sprinkle. Then it got even better, with floating objects and impressive boss battles. So good.

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Black Gate: Inferno - iOS - Free

It's an MMO! A Diablo-style MMO, to be exact. Not exactly PC quality, but it gets the job done.

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Smooth Operators - iOS - $2.99

Having worked in a tech support call center for seven years, this call center management sim makes me realize what a pain-in-the-ass I was back then.

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Turd Birds - Android, iOS - Free

I just wanted to say "Turd Birds" again.

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Cannon Crasha - iOS - $.99

Oh holy god, this is so good. It's one part defense, one part trajectory strategy, and several parts old school video game reference. So much win here.

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Wheel of Fortune Cubed - iOS - $.99

A clever, social way to play the game show. Players take turns selecting consonants and then attempting to solve a 5x5 crossword-like grid. There is wheel-spinning! And a single-player mode for the anti-social types.

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Blastron - iOS - Free

You ever wish Worms had customizeable robots instead? Well here you go, Roger. It's free-to-play, which in this case means folks can spend money on better weapons, but the single-player campaign is unsullied by big budgets.

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Super Paper Pool - Android, iOS — Free, $1.99

A gorgeous little pool-meets mini-golf sort of game. The challenge is high, but so is the sense of accomplishment.

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Groove Racer - iOS - Free

It's slot car racing, but incredibly pretty slot car racing. It's free as well, which is a plus. Not a lot of substance, but tons of style.

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Tiny Thief - Android, iOS - $2.99

This is a delightful puzzle/adventure/stealth game — an odd combinnation you really have to play. Seriously. Go play it. Now. Ignore Baseball Slam.

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Baseball Slam - iOS - Free

I told you to ignore this one. What the hell? Okay, fine. This is actually a pretty nifty...baseball...puzzle...action something. Really rather cool.

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DISCUSSION

Baseball Slam looks like the fun parts of The Bigs. But it's Zynga, so I'm leary it'll max out my credit cards when I'm not looking or something.

I'm pretty sure I downloaded Smooth Operators from the XBLIG marketplace not too long ago.

Also, I had no idea that Mike Fahey's parents were Tank Abbott and Mick Foley. At least, that's what the picture suggests.